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What are the side effects of digoxin?

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If you have any of these, call your doctor right away:

These could mean your dose needs to be changed. Once you and your doctor have found the correct dose, you usually won’t have side effects as long as you take digoxin exactly as prescribed.

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Changes in vision, such as:
  • Flashes or flickering of light
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Seeing things larger or smaller than they are
  • Blurring
  • Color changes (especially a yellow or green tint to your vision)
  • Halos or borders on objects
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Slow heart rate

SOURCES: 

MedlinePlus: "Digoxin Oral."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Digoxin: A Medicine for Heart Problems."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

SOURCES: 

MedlinePlus: "Digoxin Oral."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Digoxin: A Medicine for Heart Problems."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

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